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Recruiting Specialist

Recruiting Specialist

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Human Resources - Other

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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. Since 1942, we have developed innovative propulsion systems that maneuver space probes through our solar system, enable satellites for communication and support our military. Today, Aerojet Rocketdyne is a billion dollar company committed to serving the Armed Forces, NASA and commercial aerospace companies.


As an integral part of Aerojet Rocketdyne's national Talent Acquisition organization, the successful individual will identify and implement candidate sourcing activities and strategies aimed at attracting qualified candidates for the full spectrum of Aerojet Rocketdyne job openings. This position will be located at our Canoga Park, CA facility and will report to a Talent Acquisition Manager who is located in Sacramento, California.


The Recruiting Specialist will be expected to perform under minimal direction and provide a high level of expertise and professional acumen in the conduct of the role.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under minimal direction:


75% - Identifies, interviews, and recommends prospective employees for employment for exempt and non-exempt professional and technical positions. Composes and extends employment offers to successful candidates. Establishes, evaluates, and employs varied sourcing techniques to develop an appropriate pipeline of candidates. Communicates and manages the interview process with designated managers. Monitors quality of candidates and adequacy of sourcing efforts; anticipates and proactively addresses potential problems with recruitment effort.


20% - Utilizes appropriate tools (ATS - iCIMS, Oracle Core HR, etc.) to effect applicant and requisition processing, offer development, and applicant/requisition close out.


5% - Participates in activities and initiatives to enhance the Company's talent acquisition program, including staffing forecasting, retention initiatives, etc. Applies expertise toward recommending process improvement of the overall staffing strategy, focusing on quality, cost effectiveness and timeliness of fulfilling staffing needs.


SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: May plan, conduct, and coordinate projects or major phases of significant project assignments, coordinating the efforts of support staff in the performance of assigned activities.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and ten (10) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a strong knowledge of interviewing and hiring practices and the demonstrated ability to recruit for a broad spectrum of positions, including engineering, manufacturing operations, quality assurance, supply chain positions. Requires strong knowledge of sourcing strategies. Experience with ATS required (experience with iCIMS, strongly preferred). 


Ability to work independently, excellent communication skills, ability to effectively schedule and prioritize work flow, and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships also required. Staffing experience in a corporate environment, as well as prior experience recruiting technical (engineering and touch labor) for aerospace/defense organizations strongly preferred.


US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.


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